Name: Carl Pierre
Carl is the head of DC operations for WeWork, a NYC-based startup that recently got a $10B valuation (deca-unicorn!). His job is to not only foster the growth of the company in the District but to also leverage their resources to help engage and create a relationship with the local startup/tech community. He has been in the city for 4 years now, and enjoyed every second of seeing this city's startup community thrive and grow.
What is the most challenging aspect of growing DC into a nationally competitive tech hub?
Density - it's difficult to have density in a city with a startup scene that's relatively spread out. Density is what creates sparks, collaboration, etc.
What excites you the most about the developing DC Tech community?
The speed at which DC Tech is growing is amazing - it's unrecognizable from what it was even a few years ago.
What's your favorite DC restaurant/bar/food truck?
Three things you can't go without at the office:
Just one... Pool Table!